Twitter Spaces on Desktop

Ways to Access Twitter Spaces on Desktop (A Step-by-Step Guide for 2023)

After all these years, Twitter has remained one of the beloved social media platforms. The app has continuously updated its features to still become relevant in this fast-changing world.

One of its newest features is the Twitter Spaces. This is the platform’s corner on where live audio conversations happen and more!

Want to access Twitter Spaces on desktop or your personal computer for an immersive experience? This article will guide you through the necessary steps. But first, let’s look at the platform itself and its features.

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What Exactly is Twitter Spaces?

Twitter Spaces is a live audio conversation platform introduced by the Twitter corporation and launched in November 2020. Twitter users have been actively involved in this platform to have live conversations with their followers.

Some of its features include the following:

  • You can host an online conversation with people that follow your account.
  • Invite friends and relatives to your talk. 
  • You can join the spaces of any account through the Invite link.
  • People can join spaces as listeners, hosts, co-hosts, and speakers.
  • It is similar to audio platforms like Clubhouse and Discord, but Twitter improved to live talks from just chatting.

How to Access Twitter Spaces on Desktop?

Twitter Spaces is currently available on Android, and iOS devices with full functionality while the web version is still limited.

What does that mean? 

Well, you cannot host or co-host a live conversation on the desktop version as of now. Also, the web version requires a separate microphone input to start a discussion. If you’re someone who has been using only the mobile version will face a lot of technical difficulties when it comes to the desktop version.

The solution, however, is to download an Android Emulator which is a software application that allows you to use all Android apps on your PC.

There are only two things that you can opt for when you want to access Twitter Spaces on desktop:

Twitter Spaces and Its Functions

At first, Twitter allowed only 13 members to join live Spaces including the host, co-host, and listeners. Now, any number of people can join a Space. Note that you must need a minimum of 600 followers to host conversations on Twitter Spaces.

Twitter Spaces on Desktop - Menu Options (Microphone)
Twitter Spaces on Desktop – Menu Options (Microphone)

You can directly access Spaces by clicking on the “mic icon at the bottom of your screen. There, you will find the ongoing live conversations on various topics by users and you can also filter the search on the topics that you’re interested in listening to. 

Once you follow certain Twitter accounts that go live regularly, you will receive notifications on your feed.

Twitter Spaces on Desktop - Users On Live
Twitter Spaces on Desktop – Users On Live

You can also click on the highlighted purple icon to join an ongoing space live conversation.  Remember, you can only join Spaces live as a listener, to actively participate you have to request the host to enable the speaker option.

Twitter Spaces on Desktop - Participants
Twitter Spaces on Desktop – Participants

You can view the members’ list using the icon at the bottom of the Space. Also, if you want to express yourself in the audio talk, there is an emoji icon that contains various expressions you can share during the discussion.

What’s more, you can also clip a particular portion of the live Spaces, and instantly share it as a Tweet using the clip icon.

Twitter Spaces on Desktop - Available Options
Twitter Spaces on Desktop – Available Options

1. Steps to Use the Desktop Version:

  • Open your browser and go to Twitter‘s official website.
  • Log in using your Google or Apple account.
Twitter Spaces on Desktop - Sign-In
Twitter Spaces on Desktop – Sign-In
  • Use the search box to join a space that is online at the moment.
  • You can use the invite link sent through DMs to join a public space and start listening.
  • You can also join using the tweet posted by the space owner.

The desktop version allows you to listen to the conversation while you’re working on other tasks as well. If it’s hard to hear the discussion clearly, you can enable the “Show Captions” to view the talk on your screen as subtitles.

2. Steps to Use Twitter Spaces with an Emulator:

The main purpose of using this software application is to bring a mobile experience to your desktop, thereby gaining access to the full functionality of Twitter Spaces. Some of the popular Android emulators are LD player, Bluestacks, Memu, Nox Player, etc.

Bluestacks is a well-known Android emulator that offers great performance with a stable and smooth user experience. So, in this discussion, we will be using Bluestacks to access Twitter Spaces.

  • To install the software, Go to the Bluestacks website.
Twitter Spaces on Desktop - Using an Emulator
Twitter Spaces on Desktop – Using an Emulator
  • Click on the install button to download the software on your desktop.
  • The software is available for both Windows and macOS.
  • Once the software has been downloaded, sign in to your Google account to continue.
  • Open the Google Play Store app from the home screen, then search for Twitter and click Install.
  • Open the app after installation to start using Twitter Spaces just like you would access from your smartphone.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Twitter Space available for free?

Yes. Twitter Spaces is an audio platform and anyone with a Twitter account can join a conversation as a listener. However, you must have 600 followers or more to host your own Spaces.

2. How do I access Twitter Spaces on my desktop?

There are two ways:
1. One is just to use the Twitter Spaces web version which doesn’t allow you to host a meeting. Users can only be participants.
2. You can use an Android Emulator to use the mobile version exactly on your desktop.

3. How helpful can an audio platform be?

Tuning into Twitter Spaces is just like listening to a podcast or your favorite radio station, you gain knowledge while multitasking. It is highly effective when you want an expert’s opinion on health, the crypto market, finance, education, and all social topics. 

4. Is it possible to earn from Twitter Spaces?

According to the Twitter ads policy, you can enable monetization once you’re eligible with a sufficient number of following, active tweets, re-tweets criteria, and start earning. The profit will be shared as 97% and 3% where you get the most and Twitter takes up a commission of 3%.

Signing Off!

Follow these steps to access the Twitter Spaces on your desktop, in case of difficulty make sure to check Twitter’s help page.

As mentioned earlier, Twitter Spaces is just the right platform for consuming trusted quality content from experts on a live session without annoying ads. The spaces on the desktop allow you to do more while listening to the ongoing discussion.

Comment down what you find most useful and interesting on using Twitter Spaces.

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